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5 of the Best Mountains in Andalucia

Montes de Malaga. Image via Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 4.0

Embark on a journey to discover the breathtaking mountains of Andalucia, a region filled with natural wonders and stunning landscapes. There are many peaks to choose from, but we’ve selected what we consider 5 of the best mountains in Andalucia.

From the iconic peaks of Sierra de las Nieves to the rugged beauty of Sierra Blanca, each mountain offers a unique experience for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you are seeking a challenging hike or a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature, Andalucia has something for everyone.

So, pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Andalucia’s best mountains. Explore the hidden gems and panoramic views that await you in this enchanting region – an adventure that promises memories to last a lifetime.

La Maroma


Standing tall as the highest peak in Malaga province, La Maroma is in the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijira and Alhama Natural Park and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Hikers and nature enthusiasts will delight in the challenging trails and rewarding vistas that await at the summit. Its name means The Rope which comes from rope used to descend to an ancient icehouse located close to the summit.

Sierra de las Nieves

Known for its snow-capped peaks and lush forests, Sierra de las Nieves offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, explore its winding trails and be mesmerised by the diverse flora and fauna that call this mountain range home. Behind Marbella, and to the east of Ronda, there are caves, shafts and plenty of hiking routes to enjoy.

Sierra Blanca


An impressive backdrop to Marbella, Sierra Blanca is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquillity. With its rugged terrain and picturesque valleys, this mountain range is perfect for hiking, rock climbing, or simply enjoying a peaceful picnic amidst nature. La Concha (“The Shell”) si the most famous of its peaks and has an altitude of 1215 metres. Next to it is the village of Ojén, a lovely, whitewashed village resting between the mountains.

Montes de Malaga

Just a stone’s throw away from Malaga city lies this scenic mountain range with pine forests, olive groves, and charming villages waiting to be explored. Look out to the city below and over the Mediterranean Sea. The Montes de Malaga Natural Park lies at the heart of the coastal mountain range, with an anthropology museum in an old mill/winery at Torrijos. Perfect for a day trip or a peaceful retreat.

El Torcal de Antequera


Step into a surreal landscape at El Torcal de Antequera, where unique limestone formations create an otherworldly atmosphere unlike any other. The Jurassic age limestone is about 150 million years old and includes caves and other underground forms, some of them of historical importance like the Cueva del Toro (Cave of the Bull) with its Neolithic artefacts.

You can’t help but marvel at the natural sculptures as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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